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25 January 2023
In a paper published in the journal Landslides, Yan et al. (2023) discuss the 30 August 2020 debris flow at Azijue village in Sichuan, China, which killed three people and destroyed two villages. The losses were caused by an unusual secondary failure of ancient deposits in the channel bed.
27 October 2022
Yucaipa: a remarkable debris flow video from the San Bernardino Mountains in California. The flows were triggered by heavy rainfall in the El Dorado fire scar on 12 September 2022
10 October 2022
On 8-9 October 2022 a “landslide” disaster occurred at Las Tejerías in Venezuela, killing at least 30 people, and leaving a further 54 people missing.
21 January 2022
The Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research (WSL) has written an interactive game, Murgame, that highlights the risks associated with debris flows to mountain communities
5 July 2021
The Atami mudslides in Japan Over the weekend there was considerable attention paid to the remarkable videos of the mudflows in Atami, Japan. This one in particular gained traction:- . But there are several others, which are helpfully combined into a compilation here: . I particularly draw your attention to the excerpt that begins at 8 minutes 16 seconds into the second video (the same sequence appears in the first …
8 February 2021
The catastrophic landslide and flood in Chamoli in Uttarakhand: over the last 24 hours, using @Planet Labs and other images, we have crowd-sourced the sequence of events
28 August 2020
On 26 August 2020 debris flows induced by intense rainfall hit Charikar in Afghanistan, killing at least 100 people.
14 August 2020
The Pettimudi landslide in Kerala, India on 6 August 2020 was a c.2 km long channelised flow. It now appears that 66 people were killed.
11 August 2020
A new study (Rengers et al 2020) published open access in the journal Landslides examines failures in areas affected by recent wildfires in California.
7 May 2020
Planet Labs have captured wonderful high resolution SkySat imagery of the 17 April 2020 channelised debris flows at Chesegon, Kenya.